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Manganese Carbonate Crystal
2 Jul 2015
A crystal made of manganese and other elements that provides a strong hyperfine interaction between the nucleus and electrons is just a few millimeters wide. It is shown next to a 100 Yen coin for...
Type: Photo
2 Jul 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the...
Type: News Article
Strong Coupling Between Microwaves and Nuclei
2 Jul 2015
The color plot represents the interaction between the microwave photons at different frequencies and the nuclei in a manganese carbonate crystal. The blue indicates there is no motion at that...
Type: Photo
24 Jun 2015
Behavioral flexibility – the ability to change strategy when the rules change – is controlled by specific neurons in the brain, Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and...
Type: Press release
Sho Aoki
23 Jun 2015
Dr. Sho Aoki, a post-doctoral researcher in OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit.
Type: Photo
Changing the Rules of the Game
23 Jun 2015
Figure 2. A schematic shows the two key behavioral tests presented to the rats. In both tests, rats were initially required to go to a right lever for a sugar pellet reward, and subsequently they had...
Type: Photo
Cholinergic Interneurons
23 Jun 2015
Figure 1. The image on the left shows all neurons (the black dots) in the rat striatum, a part of the brain that is involved in higher-level decision-making. The image on the right shows just...
Type: Photo
Connectivity map of a Multi-electrode Array (MEA) showing electrophysiological activity between the electrodes.
19 Jun 2015
The top half of the MEA housed the compartment containing cells from the mouse cortex.  The bottom half housed the compartment containing cells from the mouse striatum. When the axons reaching...
Type: Photo
2 Jun 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have eliminated problematic pinholes in the top layer of next-generation solar cells in development. At the...
Type: News Article
Min-Cherl Jung Monitors Vacuum Evaporation Process
2 Jun 2015
OIST staff scientist Min-Cherl Jung monitors the vacuum evaporation process in which spiro-OMeTAD powder is heated up inside and the molecules “snow” up, depositing a thin, even top layer onto the...
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